|Dean's & Hod's of the Department|
Prof. Baidyanath Labh
Dean – Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies
Prof. Baidyanath Labh, Dean, Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies has a brilliant academic career as a student. He got school education from the prestigious Netarhat Residential School, Ranchi. After passing his BA in History (Hons.) from L.N. Mithila University, Darbhanga with first rank in the merit, he chose Buddhist Studies for his Post-Graduation at the University of Delhi and passed out securing Outstanding Grade again with first rank. His marks are still a record since 1981. He retained his position in M.Phil. Examination also and completed Ph.D. in 1987. Soon after that he joined the newly established department of Buddhist Studies at the University of Jammu where he gave a shape to the department and taught as Lecturer, Reader and Professor till April, 2016. During this period he authored/edited 15 books and contributed over 80 research articles in different Indian and foreign journals. He visited various countries like USA, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal etc. and presented research papers, delivered special lectures, delivered Key Note addresses etc. in Seminars/Conferences. He worked on the International Project ‘Common Buddhist Text’ at the Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University, Thailand. Besides, he has supervised 12 Ph.D. Researches. He is the founder Secretary of the Indian Society for Buddhist Studies (the national academic association of Buddhist Studies in India) established in the year 2000, which has been organizing annual conferences in different parts of India and has created awareness about Buddhist Studies as an academic discipline.